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Whats Up in Windsor - December 2014


Whats Up in Windsor - December 2014

by Tina Castelli

Windsor Holiday Celebration

Celebrate the opening of the Holiday Season with old fashioned lamplights, graceful horse drawn carriages, decorated trees and real snow on the Windsor Town Green on Thursday, December 4th from 5 -8 pm, located at 701 McClelland Dr. This is a free event put on by the Town of Windsor with a Holiday Musical Show by local students on the Sparks Stage, a Crafts Workshop, Gingerbread Cookie Decorating and pictures with Santa in the Huerta Gym. (Photos with Santa $8.) The charm of the Old Downtown buildings all lit up with twinkling white lights is complete with Jingle Bell Carriage Rides and Polar Express Train Rides for $1 each, it’s like a Currier & Ives Painting. The Evening is complete with the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 8 pm.

Santa’s Mailbox to the North Pole   

Children don’t forget to bring your letters to Santa and mail in the bright red mailbox in the center of the Town Green. Postage and return address required for North Pole delivery. Santa’s special mailbox will be on the Town Green until right before Christmas.

Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree Grove

Starting December 4th, Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree Grove will be lit with over 100 trees decorated by local groups, families, classrooms and organizations. This spectacular annual event is presented by the Old Downtown Windsor Merchants Association and all proceeds benefit the Windsor Educational Foundation. Local volunteers install holiday music and it actually snows every night at 5:30 and 7:30 throughout the Tree Grove. (Except for opening night, Dec 4th it will only snow at 5:30.) Come catch dinner and a snow at one of Windsor’s hip dining spots – KIN Restaurant with a family friendly menu, Pacific Rim foods at Saigon Bistro, Lupe’s Mexican Food and don’t miss the happy hour at Chinois Chinese Bistro, love the radish cakes.

Community Stone Soup at Windsor Farmers Market Season Closer

Come one, come all and join in for Community Stone Soup, Caroling and Holiday shoppping on Sunday, December 14th. Celebrate the last Market of the Season from 10-1 on the Windsor Town Green. Share in a cup of hot soup, throw in a carrot of your own, like the classic tale “Stone Soup”.  There will be readings of the Stone Soup book, a story popular throughout the world with a lesson in the end to always help others. Local youth will be singing carols, the Kidz Dig It Club will have help from Chef Tracy Mattson from Cookie...take a bite! with holiday cookie decorating at 11 am. The Soup should be ready to eat by 11:30. Come early and finish up your holiday shopping with all the beautiful local Artists, Crafters and Food Purveyors. A basket full of Market finds like, olive oil, flavored balsamics, cheese, spices, honey, granola, handmade soaps and baked goods make great local gifts. Save the Date, the Market Season Opening Day is April 12, 2015.

New Year’s Eve event to benefit Windsor High School Booster Club 

This popular Windsor event carries a different theme every year and this year it is, Club Midnight at the Drive-In, with a 1950s diner vibe. This is the place to be on New Year’s Eve with fantastic food, drink, dancing, DJ and a Casino. The event is held at the beautiful Agatha Furth Center on December 31st, from 8:30 pm to 1:00 am. Tickets are $45 a person and $50 after 12/25 and can be purchased at WHS Office, all WHS sporting events, the Windsor Chamber of Commerce and Atrellis Flowers on the Town Green or by email at Donations for Silent Auction and Volunteers are still needed, contact by email or visit

Thanksgiving Tasting Feast at the Market

There will be a Job Fair at Garrett’s in Healdsburg on December 5th from 11-3 pm, 1340 Healdsburg Ave. They are currently hiring for all customer service positions in both stores.  For more info visit or call 707-433-5593.